Richard Pryor Craps (After Hours) Omnivore Recordings In the Richard Pryor story it’s often mentioned that as he was climbing the mountain of stand-up he had to shed the clothes of Bill Cosby Clone. Mentioning Cosby might be triggering enough these days but there’s no denying that in the 1960s Cosby was one of comedy’s […]
Amber Preston Sparkly Parts Stand Up! Records Amber Preston has been mentioned as one of the best up and comers by a few comics of note – and she sure proves herself as a consummate comedian with this full-set comedy record.
Shelley Berman, A Personal Appearance (1962) I love listening to old stand-up comedy records – so out of date in so many ways, but find a good one and you can revel in the storytelling, the timing, the performance (even if the material doesn’t stand up). If the material isn’t overtly sexual or political then […]
David Cross Oh, Come On Comedy Dynamics, A Nacelle Company I’ve been listening to David Cross stand-up CDs since I was first sent a review-sample back in the early 00s. That was on Sub Pop and was fascinating to me for some reason – also I recognised Cross’ face and voice from his various cameos at that point and what […]